Piano lessons are tailored to the unique needs of the individual student. Students work from a variety of traditional and contemporary method and supplemental books chosen to complement their current level of achievement as well as their personal interests. Music reading, piano technique and musicality are addressed from the start. Rote learning might also be included. Students are taught to identify challenges as they arise and to work methodically, using strategies modeled during lessons, to overcome obstacles. Daily practice and receptiveness to the teacher’s instruction will result in solid technique, understanding of musical concepts, a growing sense of accomplishment and an increasing appreciation for music. Students are encouraged to perform in a variety of settings throughout the year.